Species Name:Coregonus clupeaformis
Lake whitefish, part of the trout/salmon family Salmonidae, is an important commercial catch in the Great Lakes, in both Canada and the US.
When:Available year round
Where: Lake Superior
How: Wild caught; gillnet
Considered one of the best tasting freshwater fish, Lake Whitefish have a high fat content (and as much Omega-3 Fatty Acid as a sockeye salmon). With an excellent flavor and meat that flakes easily when cooked – there’s a lot to love about this fish!
For Your Menu
For Your Waitstaff
Remind your customers that this fish is part of the salmon and trout family, and it shares their good characteristics (like high Omega-3 Fatty Acid levels) with a much more mild taste than either salmon or trout.